College of Health and Human Services

Schools as Community Hubs


A School as a Community Hub is a place where partnerships are created between the school and with other agencies, parents, and citizens. The goal is to coordinate efforts, which lead to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Partners work together to promote: school readiness, attendance, parental involvement, and overall community health.   Schools as Community Hubs provide an enhanced curriculum that emphasizes real-world learning and community problem-solving. Schools become centers of the community and are open after school, during the holidays, and over the summer break.

The University of Toledo serves as the lead partner for Robinson Elementary and Pickett Academy, schools within the Toledo Public School System. The United Way provides funding and technical assistance for this unique partnership.   

Hubs Mission: Hubs align resources to create thriving communities resulting in everyone achieving their potential.

Hubs Vision: Hubs envision a safe and healthy community where everyone has the opportunity for growth and success.

Tagline: Whole Child, Whole Family, Whole Community

Related Links:

Coalition for Community Schools:
Pickett Academy Hub’s Facebook Page:
Robinson Elementary Hub’s Facebook Page:
United Way Hub:

Last Updated: 7/25/17